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Geese Caused Crash That Killed Pennsylvania Airman

An Air Force helicopter crash in England that killed a western Pennsylvania crew member and three others was caused by geese hitting aircraft.

07/10/2014

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Retired Colonel Accused Of Conspiring To Defraud Air Force

He was a colonel with sway over the entire 171st Air Wing. Federal prosecutors say Col. Gerard Mangis used it to enrich himself, allegedly conspiring with a co-defendant to defraud the Air Force of more than $200,000.

03/05/2014

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U.S. Airman Killed In Helicopter Crash Laid To Rest

Family, friends and the community paid their final respects today to a fallen U.S. Airman from Kennedy Township who was killed earlier this month in a helicopter crash on the English Coast.

01/25/2014

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Gov. Corbett Visits 911th Airlift Wing

Gov. Tom Corbett was in town Friday morning to try and save the 911th Airlift Wing in Moon Township.

12/28/2012

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Pittsburgh Native Impacted By Waldo Canyon Fire

Eric Shaw is from Pittsburgh, but his duty station with the Air Force is Colorado Springs — mere miles from the gargantuan Waldo Canyon fire.

07/04/2012

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Local Bases Slated For Closure Given 1-Year Reprieve

The 911th Airlift Wing and 171st Air Refueling Wing have been given new life – at least for now.

07/02/2012

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Air Force Secretary Tours 911th Airlift Wing

Air Force Secretary Michael Donley came to the 911th Airlift Wing in Moon Township at the request of U.S. Senator Bob Casey who urged him to tour the base which has been ordered to shut down.

06/07/2012

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Sen. Casey Meets With Vice President Over Future Of 911th Airlift Wing

Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to Pittsburgh included more than just politicking. He also caught some of Saturday’s NCAA Tournament action at CONSOL Energy Center. But earlier in the day, he met with Sen. Bob Casey who is among the lawmakers fighting the planned closure of the 911th Airlift Wing.

03/17/2012

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Obama Weighs In On 911th Airlift Wing

The decision to close the 911th Airlift Wing in Moon Township has engendered bipartisan criticism from local officials, but what about the Commander in Chief?

03/13/2012

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Local Officials Stress Opposition To 911th Airlift Wing Closure

The battle over the proposed closure of the 911th Airlift Wing and downsizing of the 171st Air Refueling Wing is heating up.

03/09/2012

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Congressman Murphy Not Giving Up On 911th Airlift Wing

The future of the 911th Airlift Wing in Moon Township looks bleak. It appears federal officials are not changing their stance about closing the base, which means the Pennsylvania Air Guard Refueling Wing is also expected to lose a number of jobs.

03/06/2012

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Sen. Casey: Air Force Should Close Golf Courses Before Bases

Senator Bob Casey was in Pittsburgh Friday afternoon, meeting privately with officials at the 911th Airlift Wing in Moon Township. The base is slated to be closed, but Casey says the Air Force has some misplaced priorities.

03/02/2012

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Community Concerned About Future Of 911th Airlift Wing

There’s an air of sadness in Moon Township after the Air Force announced plans to close the 911th Airlift Wing in the next two years.

02/03/2012

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Air Force Chaplain Comes Home, Surprises Members Of Local Church

Members of a church in Brighton Heights have one more reason to celebrate this holiday season. A visitor showed up at their Sunday morning service this weekend and it was a welcome surprise for a congregation missing their assistant pastor.

12/04/2011

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4-1-Zoo: Big East Plans On Inviting 6 Schools

Chris gates | 93-7 The Fan — Several reports state the Big East will issue formal invitiations to as many as six schools, some by the end of the week.

93-7 The Fan–11/02/2011

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